American Christian Academy student Kaleb Kirk recently won the Tuscaloosa County Spelling bee and qualified to compete in the Alabama Spelling Bee on March 10th, 2012. The winner of the State Bee will be rewarded with an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC to represent school and state in the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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The Alabama Spelling Bee
What Is It?
The Alabama Spelling Bee, sponsored by Adventure Travel, sends the only Alabama entry to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. area
The spelling bee tradition improves students' spelling skills and increases their vocabularies. Bee participation also provides valuable experience in developing poise - a necessary skill for public speaking, performing arts, and athletics.
How Does It Work?
The Alabama Spelling Bee program was open to all students, K-8, (public, private, parochial and home-school), whose schools enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee program by October 17, 2011. To compete in the Alabama Spelling Bee, students must have won a series of competitions at school, district and county levels. Home-school students compete in home-school district bees to advance to the final home-school "county" bee. County winners advance to the Alabama Spelling Bee in Birmingham to compete for the state championship. The Alabama Spelling Bee winner will represent the state at the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
When Does It Happen?
Alabama Spelling Bee
– March 10, 2012
Oak Mountain High School
The Alabama Spelling Bee champion wins an all-expenses-paid trip for two to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. and other prizes.
Who Makes This Possible?
Adventure Travel is the local sponsor for the Alabama Spelling Bee program.